Career Pathing

Creating a Competency-based Career Path

Creating a Competency-based Career Path is essential to employee engagement. Employee engagement in turn improves retention therefore career paths are the key to business growth.

A Competency-based Career Path Framework is an advanced roadmap with short and long-term benchmarks. It maps the route an employee takes from a lower-level position through succession planning; training and mentoring; and job-related knowledge and experience to arrive at their ultimate career destination.

Career Paths Help Organisations to:

  • Retain best employees.
  • Give employees a sense of purpose.
  • Attract top achievers.
  • Increase the cumulative ability, experience, and diversity in your workforce
  • Create an employee-centric culture.

Career Path Framework

A competency-based career path framework is a platform on which organisations’ can pivot and dynamically respond to challenges in both local and global markets by linking vital HR processes — such as workforce analytics, selection and retention, performance management, succession management, rewards, and career management and development. The strategic purpose of a career framework is to define job architecture, build workforce capability, enable performance and optimise costs.

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Pathways Tool For Staff Members

For a staff member, a career pathways tool serves as a roadmap that answers the following questions:

  • (Short-term) What do I need to be successful in my current job?
  • (Medium-term) What do I need to do to get to the next level? and
  • (Long-term) What options might I have to shape my career in line with the organization’s plans and strategy?

Pathways Tool For Managers

For your managers, it serves as a consistent guide during hiring and performance evaluations. It helps them be more equitable and objective while making promotion decisions – “has this person truly met the bar on competencies needed for the next level?”

Benefits of Career Pathing

Greater Fulfilment: When you’re working towards goals that resonate with you, your work becomes more meaningful, leading to increased job satisfaction.

Adaptability: By focusing on your personal development, you become better equipped to adapt to changes and challenges in your career journey.

Confident Decision-Making: With a well-structured career path, you’re more confident in making decisions that align with your aspirations.

Professional Growth: Career pathing encourages you to continuously learn and grow, which translates to increased opportunities for advancement.

Enhanced Work-Life Balance: Pursuing a career aligned with your values and interests can contribute to a healthier work-life balance.


Career pathing isn’t just a static plan; it’s a dynamic process that evolves with you. By taking the time to assess your strengths, set clear goals, and engage in continuous learning, you’re setting yourself up for a rewarding and fulfilling professional journey. Remember, your career path is yours to shape – so embrace the opportunities, learn from the challenges, and enjoy the ride towards your desired destination.

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